SLO provides family assistance

| October 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii School Liaison officers –­ from left to right, Tamsin Keone, Wayne Yoshino, Wendy Nakasone-Kalani and Byron Nagasako – are ready to provide education assistance to Army families. (Photo courtesy School Liaison Office)

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii School Liaison officers –­ from left to right, Tamsin Keone, Wayne Yoshino, Wendy Nakasone-Kalani and Byron Nagasako – are ready to provide education assistance to Army families. (Photo courtesy School Liaison Office)

School Liaison Office
Child, Youth and School Services
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Do you have a question about your child’s school or educational needs? Are you new to the island and need help identifying which school your child will attend?
Look no further than the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii School Liaison Office.

School Liaison officers (SLOs) are a team of professionals who strive to ensure a smooth transition, as well as academic success for all Army-connected students. Whether you are new to Hawaii, or you have been here for a year or two, if you have questions or concerns about your school-aged child’s education, the SLO can help.

SLO will provide you with information on how to register for school, facilitate meetings between parents and school administration, and provide resources and referrals to empower parents to be their child’s biggest advocate.

B3_SLOThe SLO represents, informs and assists the command, and it serves as the primary point of contact on all school-related issues.

The Army has at least one SLO at every installation to assist families with their child’s education-related needs and forges partnerships between the military and local schools to enhance communication and ultimately work together to resolve issues.

Hawaii education forums
In Hawaii, there are several local forums and organizations that were created to build and maintain strong partnerships between the military and education communities.

The Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF) is a cooperative venture between the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) and the Hawaii Department of Education (HI DOE). Through this forum, the military community and state educators discuss issues of importance and work together to provide positive learning environments and high-quality educational opportunities for Hawaii’s children.

Furthermore, the USAG-HI garrison commander, Col. Richard A. Fromm, also meets regularly with local school leaders to share information and resolve issues that occur at nearby Army-impacted public schools. The SLO facilitates this meeting and various garrison and HIDOE representatives attend and engage in productive conversations that result in positive action.

Parents and the SLO must work together to help ensure that our youth receive the support they need to achieve academic success.

Contact SLO
Whether your child is experiencing academic or behavioral issues, or other concerns that impact your child’s learning, please contact the Army School Liaison Office at (808) 655-8326 for assistance.

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